We’re adopting, and here she is:
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Precious, right? I know.
I just started a post where I started writing out the whole process of finding and seeking her out, our questions, our journey, but I saved it for another day.
I am such a better ‘in person’ explainer. I am at a loss for the magnitude for words to desrcibe the joy, fear, the excitment and questions we’ve had about this little girl. The peace we have now, the tangible miracles God has shown us, and our crazy journey of faith.
This little girl has already altered and affected our lives for the better and we haven’t even met her yet. Each day I am learning new things about faith, sacrifice and love. We have at times shrunk to fear of what others might think, hearing voices of, “once they know you are adopting her, they’ll think you’re crazy. No one will really want you to, people will be upset, you’ll lose people you love.” But how could we ignore what we knew at that point to be a clear leading?
But. As it turns out.
We have been blessed beyond measure for those heart pumping, quick moments of telling close family and friends; “So, we’re adopting. And it’s a little girl, well, she’s 9.”
“WOW! THAT’S AMAZING! WHAT A LUCKY LITTLE GIRL!” was what we heard the first time, and we sat spell bound. Stunned silence, then a swell of relief, followed by heart soaring joy. “Wow, it’s truly, really feels so good to talk about this, to have your support!”
As the weeks go by, I will type Maya’s story here, bit by bit. Some for her to read one day, some to remind myself that God is a powerful, loving God and that very few things matter more to him than his children, and that seeking Him truly is best. (Despite my arguing at first)
In the meantime, we hope to this year become a family of 4. In fact, we are doing everything humanly possible to bring Maya home bye late summer.
A couple people have asked me (actually a literal couple; 2, so this is for you 😉 what they can do to help–which makes me tear up actually just for the support, and also that you believe that adoption is a good thing. That maybe you might love Maya a little but too.
1. Please pray. God has been leading, but there has also been a small amount of what might be spiritual warfare.
Please pray for Maya that her heart will be prepared for a family. It may not be an easy adjustment right away to have two people suddenly very invested in your life when you were once alone, all while you learn a new language.
Also, we have paperwork out the wazoo (<---why did I say that word, what is it 1996?) 2. The biggest thing standing in the space between Maya and us is her ransom money. I truly believe that that is what the cost of adoption is, ransom for a life. So, if you have any good ideas for a fundraiser, send them my way. I feel so hesitant to do a fundraiser, like I don’t want to bug people or take up their time….hmmm, I don’t know–I think I’ll have to get over it.
Also, Reece’s Rainbow has set up a Family Sponsorship page just for us! (They are the best) You can actually donate tax deductible money to help us bring Maya home. Today, someone donated $5 to her fund! WHAAAAAAAAAT?!?!?!? That’s so cool!
Again, like I said, we’re adopting. Her name is Maya. She’s a little girl, and we love her, and no we aren’t nieve or dumb (well, who’s to say) but we can’t wait!
Three cheers for a family of 4!!!!
Amy, Andrew and Finley